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About Me

Name: Spice Jun 22 - bonded to Daisy
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Poodle (Standard) (long coat)
Weight: 39 lbs
Height: 23 in 
Estimated Birthdate: 8/8/2014
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$499
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My Story

Date into Rescue: 6/3/2022

Reason for being in rescue: breeder retiring 

Special Needs:  Spice is spayed, up-to-date on routine vaccinations, heartworm tested and negative and she’s microchip. She has had her teeth cleaned.

What kind of home would be best for me: Spice requires a home that is open to adopting her and her daughter, Daisy. Spice's adopter must be kind, understanding, loving, have a tremendous amount of patience, and able to give a lot of positive reinforcement. Consistency is key for Spice to thrive and feel safe in her new home. A fenced in yard, 6ft minimum, plus supervision is required for Spice as she has jumped and climbed fences of all heights to get to her person. Her new home must be relatively calm and quiet as she can get overwhelmed easily. 

What is my personality like: Her name is Spice, and boy is she full of flavor! You might not think she has much flavor at first, but just let her simmer a little and all that beautiful, wonderful flavor will slowly start to emerge. Spice came to the rescue as a terrified, shut-down breeder release with zero training or socialization. She has little confidence in herself, and second guesses whether her people here truly love her at times. She needs someone who will constantly reaffirm how much they love and care for her multiple times a day. However, Spice will pour all her love and energy all over you once she warms up. She plays hard, but loves even harder. Giving hugs, kisses and cuddles are some of her favorite past times. 

Spice has a heart of gold, and wants nothing more than to make her human proud. Positive reinforcement, and lots of treats of course, will be the keys to success in her training. She already expects treats after potty breaks here, so if you continue this routine at home you will be one step ahead on potty training. Obedience training would be highly beneficial for this bundle of energy. She is getting better with her manners, but still needs a lot of work. Spice is made of everything nice, just give her some time and watch it unfold!

How do I act when I first meet new people: Spice is fearful around new people and environments. She needs space and patience to decompress. When she finally warms up, she will spread the love to all who will let her. With training and socialization, this behavior should start to dissipate and her "everything nice" personality will shine through from the first moment.

Tips and Tidbits: Spice loves food and can be very vocal when she wants a snack. If left unattended she will counter surf to retrieve the food herself, so keeping food up is recommended. Spice could benefit from having a calm, patient and confident dog in the home to teach her how to "dog" since she was never allowed to be a regular pet. Spice is crate trained, but this should be kept at a minimum, as needed basis. She is a rambunctious ball of energy and needs to get her zoomies out. (8/8/2014 est.)

House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained.  A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.

Potential Adopters

Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.

Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.

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Thank you for considering CPR!